BRATTLEBORO - Yee, haw! Building on the agricultural theme of the popular Strolling of the Heifers, Youth Services is coming back for a third year with its Buckin' Bull Celebrity Rodeo, June 5.
Public rides and "warm up" rides for the "celebrities" are possible until 2 p.m. when the Celebrity Rodeo starts on the Brattleboro Retreat grounds.
According to organizers, rodeo participants share a common commitment to raise a minimum of $100 for Youth Services in order to participate. If $150 or more is raised in their name, they commit to riding in full cowboy or cowgirl getup or other costume. Last year Cookie Monster and the Hulk rode as well as a many serious cowhands.
The rodeo will be judged and there will be prizes awarded in a variety of categories. Portions of the rodeo will be broadcast live by Fish of WKVT radio, who will be the rodeo's announcer.
Rides for the public will be available for $5 at all non-rodeo times on a first-come-first-serve basis.
For more information, call Youth Services at 802-257-0361.